Transgender Street Legend Vol. 2

by Left at London

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jacensolodjo
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jacensolodjo "Do You See Us" plus you know it's @ is what got me grabbing this on Bandcamp Friday. But I really like the accurate and also scary example of intrusive thoughts on "6 Feet". Favorite track: 6 Feet (prod. Dylan Brady).
soullessclover
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soullessclover i used to feel strength and comfort getting a song stuck in my head and knowing it was by a trans, gay, and autistic person who has sung honestly and explicitly about not only being lgbt but also being plural, having ptsd, and living with borderline personality disorder. i mean, i still do, but i also used to! plus now i dont even have to get my own songs stuck in my head to do it! Favorite track: My Friends Are Kinda Strange (feat. Chuck Sutton).
grilledcheeseandgravityfalls
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grilledcheeseandgravityfalls I LOVE THIS ALBUM Favorite track: Do You See Us? (feat. Nobi).
transfat97
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transfat97 While Vol. 1 will always hold a very special place in my heart, this is still an incredible follow-up that once again reminds me of how gifted Nat is at writing music that's so personal yet so easy to enjoy and relate too. Trans rights. Favorite track: T-Shirt.
MingusAhEm
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MingusAhEm I didn't think it would be possible for me to like this more than tslv1 but here we are, I got spotify to stream this album and it was the thing I listened to most this year. Favorite track: T-Shirt.
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Autumn Yeah this EP is basically a masterpiece. I love every track. Showed my friends and they agreed. Think you're smarter than my friends? Buy the EP and find out, you won't. Favorite track: Safety First (feat. Vera Much).
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1.
[Verse 1: Left at London] Do you hate us? Do you see our opposition, & relate us? You’re incapable of empathy (Ay yeah, ay yeah) Do you see us? Did you send the pigs who love you to defeat us? You’re a product of supremacy (Ay yeah) so I say, [Chorus: Left at London & Nobi] Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for This song’s For the people you killed (ah-ah-ah-ah) Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for (You are cordially invited to the riots of the workforce) Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for This song’s For the people you killed (ah-ah-ah-ah) Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for (But I’d rather be united than indicted by a third source) [Verse 2: Left at London] Do we scare you? If you’d like for peace of mind, well then, how dare you? You were never on our side before (Ay yeah, ay yeah) We’ve outgrown you, Are you frightened of the day that we’ll dethrone you? Is that all that you been fighting for? Oh, oh [Verse 3: Nobi] Blood on the leaves Strung us from trees Blood on they knees Loosin my breath noose on my neck but there’s blood on your hands And they got it on cam, huh You don’t police, police that’s why the homie can’t breathe Where the fuck is the peace? Where the fuck is the justice? All I see is corruption always changin the subject You been duckin the public Saw your cops was corrupted need to chop up the budget How the fuck do we trust you? No respect for your leadership No arrest for Charleena’s death Why the fuck ain’t it done yet Why the fuck ain’t it done yet Why the fuck ain’t it done yet [Chorus: Left at London & Nobi] Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for This song’s For the people you killed (ah-ah-ah-ah) Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for (You are cordially invited to the riots of the workforce) Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for This song’s For the people you killed (ah-ah-ah-ah) Fuck you, & the slavers that you work for (But I’d rather be united than indicted by a third source)
2.
[Verse 1] Oftentimes I scare my reflection Sometimes I don’t like what it sees I will find myself alone often It’s common I’ll talk to myself But it wasn’t my own voice that told me [Chorus] "Don’t scream One word & I’ll crash this car I know that you don’t know me But I know just who you are" (Hey ya) "Don’t cry Weep for who I’ll make you hurt You don’t get to go to hell Till you’re 6 feet in the dirt" [Verse 2] I will try to love myself better (Hey!) I don’t want to die in this way Maybe I’ll be like this forever And I don’t mind the voices much But I still can’t disregard what they say [Chorus] "Don’t scream One word & I’ll crash this car I know that you don’t know me But I know just who you are" (Hey ya) "Don’t cry Weep for who I’ll make you hurt You don’t get to go to hell Till you’re 6 feet in the dirt" [Bridge] Don't scream One word & I'll crash this car I know that you don't know me [Chorus] "Don’t scream One word & I’ll crash this car I know that you don’t know me But I know just who you are" (Hey ya) "Don’t cry Weep for who I’ll make you hurt You don’t get to go to hell Till you’re 6 feet in the dirt" [Outro] Oh oh oh No no no no Oh oh oh Ooh-ooh Ahh-oh Hah Ooh (Hey ya)
3.
Choke 03:07
[Intro] Mmm [Verse 1] If I have to wake up, Could you hold me as I dream? Could you call me “sweetheart” Lighten up my color scheme [Pre-chorus 1] You say you love me always & I appreciate the sentiment, So pardon me if I am hesitant I can’t believe you some days But it’s because of something wrong with me Is optimistic what I ought to be? So, [Chorus] Turn the lights off baby Can you heal my heart Can you choke me harder ‘Fore I fall apart? Turn the lights off baby Can I make you come? If I can’t feel pleasure, Can I give you some? [Verse 2] If I have to wake up Please don’t leave me in my sleep I can hear the door close I can hear the floorboards creek [Pre-chorus 2] & you said you’d never leave me & I appreciate the sentiment But even love can be indefinite you said, “babe, please believe me” But I’m accustomed to the mess I’ve made I tend to blame it on the retrograde Yeah [Chorus] Turn the lights off baby Can you heal my heart Can you choke me harder ‘Fore I fall apart? Turn the lights off baby Can I make you come? If I can’t feel pleasure, Can I give you some? [Outro] Oh No, no
4.
[Verse 1: Vera Much] I know I should be glad you found me (glad you found me) that’s why i’m glad you found me (glad you found me) I just want you safe and sound (safe and sound) I just need your arms around me I just need your arms around me (arms around me) I just need you around me I hope that you get there I hope when you get there I hope that you’ll ask about me (ask about me) I hope you find out about me everything you wanna find I hope they can tell you bout me I hope that you have time I know you need your time You know i’d never lie, Except for when i lie on you in the night I know it’s alright cause you say it’s alright [Chorus: Left at London] I write for no one in particular I sing for someone I may never meet, but I would like to smile again, I would like to kiss somebody & cry [Verse 2: Left at London] I give my heart out only for it to break I fell in love It’s a beginners mistake she told me “you can paint your anger, But try to get my good side as well,” But I’m running out of things to say I don’t need you, (I don’t need you) But I need you, (but I need you) If this the new you, What did I teach you? (What did I teach you) Saw you at the party, but I couldn’t reach you (couldn’t reach you) Said I missed you, you said “good to see you” & I wish I could recover, I don’t love you anymore, yet I don’t know if I can love again But the crowds want a love song But It doesn’t feel honest now the love’s gone [Chorus: Left at London] I write for no one in particular I sing for someone I may never meet, but I would like to smile again, I would like to kiss somebody & cry I write for no one in particular I sing for someone I may never meet, but I would like to smile again, I would like to kiss somebody & cry [Verse 3: Left at London] But I haven’t felt that way in so long & a love like ours was such a pleasant one, But honestly my trust in love has faltered, & now all I have’s regrets & gratitude & if falling in love is all that it takes To make you love the world You’ll be bitter when they go Because even infinity in it’s entirety Still can turn to nothingness When it’s multiplied by zero [Outro: Left at London] I should be patient I should be kind But I don’t have energy anymore I shouldn’t envy, I shouldn’t boast, But I don’t have energy anymore I shouldn’t seek The love for myself But I don’t know how I could call it a day I guess my love is conditional I guess it’s harder to give it away I should be patient I should be kind But I don’t have energy anymore I shouldn’t envy, I shouldn’t boast, But I don’t have energy anymore I shouldn’t seek The love for myself But I don’t know how I could call it a day I guess my love is conditional I guess it’s harder to give it away (I write for no one in particular) I should be patient I should be kind But I don’t have energy anymore (I sing for someone I may never meet, but) I shouldn’t envy, I shouldn’t boast, But I don’t have energy anymore (I would like to smile again,) I shouldn’t seek The love for myself But I don’t know how I could call it a day (I would like) You knew your love was conditional, Why did you promise to stay?
5.
T-Shirt 03:08
[Pre-chorus: Left at London] If i could go outside again & i could be like any other girl I’d dress in a face mask & walk on the beach till my feet hurt If i were twelve years old again & i had all the money in the world, I’d buy me a pool pass & drown myself in a t shirt [Chorus: Left at London] oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh needed for the world not to turn no more Tried it but the bridge won’t burn oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh needed for the world not to turn no more Tried it but the bridge won’t burn [Verse 1: Left at London] I prayed, (pray) Seems as if god & the devil have been fighting over me I let whoever take over the motions supposedly I don’t remember a lot of the way that it felt before But I know that it must be better cuz I Cry So Much more But at least it feels more like healing Than It Did Before But i still can’t shake this feeling that [Pre-chorus: Left at London] If i could go outside again & i could be like any other girl I’d dress in a face mask & walk on the beach till my feet hurt If i were twelve years old again & i had all the money in the world, I’d buy me a pool pass & drown myself in a t shirt [Chorus: Left at London] oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh needed for the world to not to turn no more Tried it but the bridge won’t burn oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh needed for the world not to turn no more Tried it but the bridge won’t burn [Outro: Valeria Espinal] “As long as i just keep my breathing steady, & as long as i just keep moving my legs, things’ll just... eventually be fine. I kept wanting to find dangerous things to climb on or walk on or... do whatever on, because it was like... it was a kind of danger that i could feel for myself without it being a danger that was produced by other humans. Just seeing human bodies be extremely resilient or human bodies just having all these impulses in the things that they do to keep themselves safe. Theres just so many little things at play. It’s just taking care of everything in the background.”
6.
[Verse 1: Left at London & Chuck Sutton] Sometimes i close my eyes to talk to you when i can’t make up my mind since you make it up, too one in the same one in the same, it always felt so real lemme hold your hand, hold our hand, so you can feel what i feel [Verse 2: Chuck Sutton] familiar you look so familiar from earlier have we ever met before familiar you look so familiar from earlier have we ever met before [Chorus: Left at London] My friends are kind of strange I think they’re awf’ly sweet If you ever would be interested, I think you all should meet My friends are kind of strange I guess that so are we, Cuz it’s only ever normal folks That other me [Verse 3: Left at London] & it’s wonderful to have you near, & it’s almost unreal So it’s easy to be caught in the feeling, How’re you feeling? Our souls are the scripture No faith in our frame The difference is others Might think we’re the same They’re wrong; ‘Cause a friend is nothing more than a feeling Love is a feeling I know you feel [Instrumental break] [Verse 4: Left at London] No makeup on my arms, No shame in feeling crazy Nobody’s life makes Perfect sense to everyone Yes, we’ve been doing fine Will I get through this? Maybe. Survivin’ isn’t just how fast That you can run [Chorus: Left at London] My friends are kind of strange I think they’re awf’ly sweet If you ever would be interested, I think you all should meet My friends are kind of strange I guess that so are we, Cuz it’s only ever normal folks That other me [Chorus: Left at London & Friends] My friends are kind of strange (woo!) I think they’re awf’ly sweet (no no no no no no) If you ever would be interested, I think you all should meet (My friends are kind of strange) My friends are kind of strange I guess that so are we, Cuz it’s only ever normal folks That other me (Whoa) My friends are kind of strange I think they’re awf’ly sweet If you ever would be interested, I think you all should meet (My friends are kind of strange) My friends are kind of strange I guess that so are we, Cuz it’s only ever normal folks That other me (No no no, no no no, no-hoh)

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released September 25, 2020

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Photography: Marcosa Opulencia & Olive Dwight
Editing: Julia Grosvenor
Wardrobe: Fairfax Behavioral Health

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